The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution. Igor Stravinsky
At this time the fashion is to bring something to jazz that I reject. They speak of freedom. But one has no right, under pretext of freeing yourself, to be illogical and incoherent by getting rid of structure and simply piling a lot of notes one on top of the other. Thelonious Monk
Stralonious Monksky… who’da thunk it? The pics and quotes made me laugh in wonder. Does anyone know if the Monk shot was a cosmic goof, or just a happy accident?